Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) entrusted the Kramer Management Group with the new construction of the $182 million Reo Town Plant and Headquarters, completed in 2013. KMG served as the Owner’s Representative for BWL, establishing the entire program management plan and identifying optimal delivery methods for each project component. The resulting campus consists of a new natural gas-fired power generation system, providing 110MW of electricity and 300,000 pounds per hour of steam to the city of Lansing, as well as a 50,000 square feet headquarters building. KMG utilized Construction Management delivery methods for the construction of the main power plant, General Contracting methods for the corporate offices, and Design Build methods for a new Steam Trestle across the Grand River. This project also included the historic restoration of the former Grand Trunk Railroad Depot originally constructed in 1902. A complete restoration of this facility was completed and now serves as a premier community asset and a key component of the revitalization of the Reo Town neighborhood.
KMG oversaw every stage of the project, from multiple RFQ/RFP process for all engineering and architectural services and construction services to the procurement of more than $70 million in major equipment. Always keeping the client’s investment in mind, KMG was able to save the BWL more than $10 million in additional fees and markups. The finished product was a building project that revitalized the Reo Town area of Lansing that provides state-of-the-art and custom-designed facilities and saved valuable dollars for BWL. KMG was proud to represent the client at each stage of this important project from start to finish.